Daniel Buckley Arts is the catch-all website of composer/documentary maker/music critic/performance artist/videographer/consultant/writer Daniel Buckley. It also hosts information on his Cine Plaza at the Fox and Jonestown projects, as well as others in progress.


Daniel Buckley leads kazoo band in Tucson Rodeo Parade ca. 1983

Daniel Buckley leads kazoo band in Tucson Rodeo Parade ca. 1983 / photo by Steve Trubitt

A resident of Tucson, Arizona since 1971, Buckley studied lunar and planetary geology at the University of Arizona, worked in and later ran the Tucson branch of Record Bar, was president of downtown Tucson’s Central Arts Collective, was the first act to perform for the general public at Tucson’s venerable Club Congress (as Blind Lemon Pledge), was a member of The Little Dinks performance art trio, composed music and created soundscapes for stage, runway fashion shows and  dance, along with the performance art opera “West]”, wrote music criticism and features for Newsreal Magazine, The Tucson Weekly, Native Peoples, Arizona Bilingual Magazine  and more, has written about contemporary classical music for Stereophile Magazine since the 1990s, worked as a music critic and created the multimedia division for the Tucson Citizen, and produced, shot and edited the Cine Plaza at the Fox documentary series. He is also considered one of America’s foremost writers on the topics of mariachi, traditional Mexican folk music, and Mexican folklórico dance.

He has earned awards the Southwest Interdisciplinary Arts Fund, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Associated Press and Gannett Newspapers.


Daniel Buckley / photo by Jennifer Brankin

Daniel Buckley / photo by Jennifer Brankin

~ by Daniel Buckley on April 9, 2011.

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